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PROCESS:                     VALIDATION                               VERIFICATION


Validation is an independent and objective assessment of the project activity, in particular, whether the project design of the proposed GHG project activity, as relevant to the scheme above, meets scheme specific such as GHG requirements. For this, using objective evidence, URSV assesses the completeness and accuracy of the claims and conservativeness of the assumptions made in the project design document (PDD). The evidences used in the assessment are not limited to that provided by project participant. In case of CDM Scheme, the approach for GHG validation shall be in line with the latest version of VVM manual. The brief validation process is defined in foregoing paras.

Following methods of validation, the validation is carried out ensuring below, but not limited to:

  • In carrying out the validation work, it shall be ensured that the project activity complies with the requirements of scheme modalities and procedures and procedures – such as assessment of participant requirements,

  • Project design document and project description is in accordance with scheme requirements,

  • Baseline and monitoring methodology comply to the scheme requirements,

  • Additionality of the project activity, as applicable, that how the project activity is additional in accordance with scheme requirements,

  • Monitoring and measuring plans that meets to the methodology used.

2.01 Document Review:

The document review for the validation shall be involving:

  • review of data and information to verify the correctness, credibility and interpretation of presented information,

  • Cross checks between information provided in the project document or PDD and information from sources other than that used, if available, and if necessary independent background investigation.

2.02 On-site Assessment, Interviews and Reviews:

URSV team shall also carry out onsite assessment including interviews to assess the project on GHG assertions in conformity with the requirement of applicable standard or GHG program to which the responsible party subscribes. Process of onsite assessment, interviews and reviews include:

  • Onsite interviews, telephone or email interviews are conducted with data-coordinators, process designers/engineer, key personnel at site, project proponent etc.

  • Such follow ups include interview with relevant stakeholders and interested parties etc.

  • Cross checks between information provided by interviewed personnel, by checking sources or other interviews, to ensure that no relevant information has been omitted from the validation,

  • Reference to available information relating to projects or technologies similar to the proposed project activity under validation,

  • Review, based on the approved methodology being applied, of the appropriateness of formulae and correctness of calculations,

  • The team shall assess the methodology, derived based on project activity, objective, criteria, level of assurance, materiality, project boundaries, baseline scenario for the project including selection and quantification of GHG sources, sinks and reservoirs applicable to it.

2.03  Stakeholder Consultation Process:

URSV shall make the project design document/PDD of the project under consideration publicly available in accordance with the latest version of the “Procedure for processing and reporting on validation of CDM project activity” or otherwise as stated as per specific scheme.

2.04  Clarifications and Corrections:

  • If during the validation of a project activity based on information, document review and the assessment, (at relevant stages) the issues are identified that need to be further elaborated upon, researched or added to in order to confirm that the project activity meets the requirements of the scheme, and can achieve credible emission reductions, these are ensured that these issues are correctly identified, discussed and concluded in the validation report.

  • In case of validation projects, corrective action request (CAR) shall be raised if one of the following occurs:

  • The project does not meet the requirements of the scheme,

  • The project participants have made mistakes that will influence the ability of the project activity to achieve real, measurable additional emission reduction;

  • There is a risk that emission reductions can not be monitored or calculated,

  • Clarification Request (CL’s): A CL is issued where:

  • The information is insufficient or not clear enough to determine whether the applicable scheme requirement, has been met.

  • Forward Action Request (FAR): A FAR shall be issued when,

  • There is a requirement of attention of issues in next stage or near future. The FAR is not related to compliance of requirement of scheme for registration etc.

2.05 Validation Reporting:

The final validation report will reflect any adjustment made to the project after the submission of the findings list. This final validation report will reflect the corrective action and clarification requests, discussions and revisions of project documents. Thus, the final validation report shall give the final conclusions regarding the projects conformance with the relevant requirements.

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